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June 6, 2016
June 2016 Genomic changes

Evaluation System

  • Revised genomic edits for heifer conception rate

March 23, 2016

Changes for April 2016

Evaluation System

  • Genomic evaluation of Guernseys
  • Breed base representation for crossbreds
  • Edits and adjustments for heifer conception rate
  • Mutations in HCD and in BH2
  • Reliability and inbreeding in weekly evaluations

October 20, 2015

Changes for December 2015

Evaluation System

  • Genetic variance for Jersey type traits
  • Unknown parent group definitions
  • Additional breeds from Interbull

September 29, 2015

2015 Industry Meeting

  • Activity Report
  • Presentations

August 18, 2015

2015 Industry Meeting

  • Press Release
  • Program

July 27, 2015

Changes for August 2015

Evaluation System

  • New Holstein Haplotype for Cholesterol Deficiency (HCD)

March 17, 2015

Changes for April 2015

Evaluation System

  • Sire conception rate and calving traits for all bulls
  • Brown Swiss haplotype for polled
  • Productive life standard deviation

October 3, 2014

Changes for December 2014

Evaluation System

  • Genetic base change for all traits
  • Net merit revised and grazing merit introduced
  • Delivery of preliminary evaluations weekly
  • New genetic evaluation software
  • Revised evaluation of daughter pregnancy rate

August 7, 2014

Changes for August 2014

Evaluation System

  • Genomic inbreeding for mating programs
  • Jersey haplotype 2 (JH2)
  • Holstein haplotypes for dominant red (HDR) and black/red (HBR)
  • Incorrect input data for MOFRA007045598076 PLUMITIF

June 30, 2014

July 2014 Genomic changes

Evaluation System

  • Revision of low density chip
  • Genotypes from Interbull for young Brown Swiss bulls

June 17, 2014

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) hires CEO

Press Release

  • Photo [JPG] [PDF]

March 20, 2014

Changes for April 2014

Evaluation System

  • Improved discovery of maternal grandsires
  • Revised LD chip and incorporation of gene tests
  • Revised calculation of genomic future inbreeding
  • Jersey genotypes from Denmark

January 7, 2014

January 2014 Genomic changes

Evaluation System

  • Inclusion of Danish Jersey genotypes

November 25, 2013

Changes for December 2013

Evaluation System

  • Multi-trait, multi-breed conception rate evaluations
  • Genomic evaluations using 61,013 markers
  • Additional chips introduced
  • Genomic weighting and deregression improved
  • Jersey haplotype for Polled

August 28, 2013

September 2013 Genomic changes

Evaluation System

  • Jersey haplotype for polled added
  • HHR haplotype test results not released
July 11, 2013
Changes for August 2013

Evaluation System

  • New fertility and stillbirth haplotypes and changes in haplotype status
  • Version 2 of GeneSeek Genomic Profiler chip
  • Foreign and genomic information in parent averages
  • Six digit cow control numbers
May 7, 2013
May 2013 Genomic changes

Evaluation System

  • Release rule changes
  • Additional variables added to XML files
  • Information on GP2 chip
March 28, 2013
New Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement - CDCB

Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement - CDCB 
New nonfunded cooperative agreement by USDA and the CDCB

March 25, 2013
2013 annual reports
March 22, 2013
Changes for April 2013 (updated Apr. 4, 2013)

Evaluation system

  • Distribution and access to genomic evaluations
  • Use of a new chip with 76,867 markers
  • Ayrshire genomic evaluations
  • Weights used in genomic evaluations
  • Calving-ease format change
November 16, 2012
Changes for December 2012 (updated Nov. 30, 2012) Hiring announcements

Evaluation system

  • Correction and adjustment of health trait evaluations and reliabilities
  • PTA for days from calving to first insemination
  • Changes in HH1, HH3, and JH1 status
  • New reproductive status and culling annual reports
  • Automated processing of genotypes
Hiring announcements
August 15, 2012
Vacancy announcement
July 27, 2012
Changes for August 2012

Evaluation system

  • Revisions to heifer and cow conception rates
  • Specific cow adjustments by country of evaluation for Holsteins
  • Genomic and pedigree inbreeding match better
  • Mobility for Brown Swiss and additional traits for Milking Shorthorns
  • Additional Brown Swiss genotypes from Interbull
  • Updated Chromosomal PTA Query
June 20, 2012
New AIPL Research Report

AIPL Research Report NFCA-CDCB1 (06-12) 
Background on the development of a nonfunded cooperative agreement between USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)

March 23, 2012
Changes for April 2012

Evaluation system

  • Adjustments to genomic evaluations and reliabilities
  • Data cutoff date for sire conception rate
  • Productive life field format
  • Sire-dam multitrait across-country evaluation (MACE)
December 22, 2011
Retirement

H. Duane Norman (December 31, 2011)

Departure
Katie Olson (December 22, 2011) 
Announcement
November 4, 2011
Changes for December 2011

Evaluation system

  • Genomic evaluations using 6,909 markers
  • Maternal grandsire detection and discovery
July 28, 2011
Changes for August 2011

Evaluation system

  • Inclusion of British and Italian Holstein genotypes
  • Reporting of haplotypes that affect fertility
  • Changes in marker edits
April 28, 2011
Retirement

Leigh Walton (May 13, 2011)
Announcement

March 28, 2011
Changes for April 2011 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Genomic Reliability Discount
March 14, 2011
Changes for April 2011

Evaluation system

  • Adjustment of yield evaluations for all cows
  • Improved imputation
  • Chip type and genomic inbreeding in formats 38 and 105
  • Multitrait heifer and cow conception rates
December 14, 2010
Changes for December 2010 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Evaluations using 2,900 markers
  • Revised genomic reliabilities for Jerseys
August 27, 2010
Changes for December 2010

Evaluation system

  • Evaluations using 2,900 markers
  • Data sources for sire conception rate evaluations
July 9, 2010
Changes for August 2010 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Mexican cow records
  • Validation of genomic evaluations
  • Improvements to imputed dam genotypes
  • Preliminary evaluations using 3,000 markers
  • Conception rate evaluations for males and females
June 23, 2010
Changes for August 2010

Evaluation system

  • Improvements to imputed dam genotypes
  • Preliminary evaluations using 3,000 markers
  • Validation of genomic evaluations
  • Conception rate evaluations for males and females
March 30, 2010
Changes for April 2010 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Cow adjustments in genomic evaluation
  • Haplotypes used for imputing genotypes
  • Breed-specific markers
  • New fertility records excluded from sire conception rate
  • Genotypes from Switzerland
  • Improved reliability for genomic evaluations
March 24, 2010
Changes for April 2010

Evaluation system

  • Cow adjustments in genomic evaluation of yield traits
  • Haplotypes used for imputing genotypes
  • Breed-specific markers
  • Fertility data
  • Genotypes from Switzerland
  • Improved reliability for genomic evaluations
December 4, 2009
Changes for January 2010

Evaluation system

  • Base change
  • Net merit revision
  • Heifer and cow conception rates
  • Revised genomic evaluation methods
  • Web query to track genotypes
  • AIPL e-mail addresses
Net merit (2010 revision )
August 10, 2009
Changes for August 2009

Evaluation system

  • Brown Swiss genomic evaluations
  • Revised marker set used in genomic predictions
  • Blending of genomic and current Interbull evaluations
Genetic base changes for January 2010
April 6, 2009
Changes for April 2009

Evaluation system

  • Revisions to genomic calculations
January 22, 2009
Changes for January 2009 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Genomic evaluations become official
  • Multitrait best prediction
  • Cow and heifer conception rates
December 9, 2008
Changes for January 2009

Evaluation system

  • Genomic evaluations become official
  • Multitrait best prediction
  • Cow and heifer conception rates
AIPL centennial celebration
August 14, 2008
AIPL centennial celebration October 28, 2008
July 24, 2008
Changes for August 2008

Evaluation system

  • Service sire conception rate
  • Genetic evaluations for clones
  • More traits of foreign sires used in cow evaluations
  • Reporting genetic recessive codes
April 2, 2008
Changes for April 2008 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Genomic prediction
January 12, 2008
Changes for January 2008 (update)

Evaluation system

  • New evaluation schedule
  • Interbull fertility evaluations for breeds other than Holstein
  • Interbull evaluations on Milking Shorthorn base
  • Jersey, Brown Swiss, and Guernsey conformation composites
December 5, 2007
Service-sire fertility evaluation

Announcement

November 21, 2007
Interim evaluations for progeny-test bulls

Announcement

August 9, 2007
Changes for August 2007

Evaluation system

  • Breed composition file for crossbreds
  • Adjustments to all-breed model
  • Parent averages for young bulls
  • Revised definition of Interbull type-of-proof code

Editing system

  • Correction of bull identification (ID) numbers with more than nine digits
May 1, 2007
Changes for May 2007 (final)

Evaluation system

  • All-breed animal model
  • Genetic trend for daughter pregnancy rate
  • Genetic trends for calving ease and stillbirth
  • Revisions to herd variance adjustment
  • Sample population for expected future inbreeding
All-breed evaluation implementation
January 11, 2007
Changes for February 2007 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Fertility evaluations from Interbull (updated January 18, 2007)
  • Elimination of duplicate evaluations for Red-and-White bulls and related format-38 changes

Editing system

  • Consistency in reporting abortions
  • Designation of breedings with sexed semen (updated January 26, 2007)
November 9, 2006
Changes for November 2006

Evaluation system

  • Holstein stillbirth and Brown Swiss calving-ease evaluations from Interbull
  • Ayrshire and Red Dairy Cattle breed codes
  • Series-840 animal identification (ID) numbers
  • Additional release of yield evaluations for dairy goats

Editing system

  • Eliminating milk-component values when all cows have the same value
July 21 , 2006
Changes for August 2006 (update)

Evaluation system

  • Productive life (PL) credits revised; examples of bull changes provided (updated January 31, 2007)
  • Stillbirth and calving ability
  • Lifetime net merit revised
  • Calving ease (CE) edits
Net merit update (final)
April 14, 2006
Changes for May 2006
Evaluation system
  • Bull fertility evaluation transferred to AIPL
  • Milking speed evaluations for Brown Swiss
  • Rear legs/rear view evaluations for Brown Swiss and Guernseys
February 9, 2006
Changes for February 2006
Evaluation system
  • Daughter pregnancy rate (DPR) for foreign bulls